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El Sarape

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5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
+1 781-843-8005
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Today
15:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:30 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 15:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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Cohasset, MA, USA
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Not Tex Mex. Not a chain owned by gringos. This is authentic Mexican food prepared by real Mexicans. Sometimes there is excellent live music.

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Thank CaptPete43
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I went here for lunch yesterday after reading great reviews about the place. My husband had bean burritos, I had chicken tacos, and our daughter had beef tacos. Overall everything was ok but nothing special. We have not found good Mexican food since moving to Massachusetts and had very high hopes for El Sarape.

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Thank Heather K
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Food was pretty flavorless, and I was disappointed that the waitress was pretty unhelpful or uninformative about the menu.

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Thank Mozinski
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

El Serape has has one of the best Mexican food menus on the South Shore of Boston. Excellent margaritas. It needs a serious makeover visually. From the outside you might pass it by. Don't do it it has a great dining experience, fro a food perspective.

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Thank Ken L
Hingham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

It's been over a year and a half since I last had a disppointing dinner at El Sarape. Prior to then, my wife and I frequented El Sarape monthly for over 10 years. Recently went on a Monday night. Not very busy, but it took nearly two hours to be seated and served. So, relative to the last visit, the... More 

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1 Thank Mike B
Hull, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

One of the things I love is that it is not a chain. It is real authentic Mexican food. I haven't been there in awhile but have never been disappointed when I have gone. My Mother is Gluten Free and she is able to eat there which is a plus. Best Mexican small restaurant. They took over a small pizza... More 

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Thank ahubbard130
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Good food, can be a bit loud in the restaurant. However always a decent meal and good margaritas. Salsa is authentic and staff is accommodating.

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Thank sjy8526
Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Walked into this worn out dive bar with a side restaurant on a lovely Saturday afternoon. Not very clean, host/server was curt and not very friendly. Food was bad by true Mexican standards. Ordered the Carne Asada, yeah, no! Perhaps this way of cooking is catered to the local patronage palate, but this is NOT authentic Mexican food, which should... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

If you can't take a trip to Mexico to indulge in the authentic cuisine, take a special trip to this jewel! You cannot get a better Homemade Sangria and the Margarita's are spectacular! Everything is made from scratch. You can't find a better Queso Asado with delicious chorizo, or their Fajitas de Carni , Burritos, Enchiladas Verde, I could go... More 

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Thank 412frenchie
Scituate, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This place has the real deal in Mexican food. One of the few Mexican rest I will eat at in the Boston area. the space is a bit on the small side but has a full bar and 20 tables for dinner.

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Thank jbmorgs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 22:00
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184-4307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Braintree
  • Phone Number: +1 781-843-8005

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?